Guide to... Historic Houses in London

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Kenwood House
Kenwood HouseTop Pick
Kenwood House, Hampstead Lane, London, NW3 7JR

Operated by English Heritage, 17th century former stately home, interiors by Robert Adam, features collection of Old...Read more

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Apsley House
Apsley House
Apsley House, 149 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7NT

Operated by English Heritage, also known as Wellington Museum, home of The Duke of Wellington, significant...Read more

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18 Stafford Terrace
Stafford Terrace
18 Stafford Terrace, 18 Stafford Terrace, London, W8 7BH

Also known as Linley Sambourne House, home of the Victorian Punch cartoonist Edward Linley Sambourne, features much...Read more

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Banqueting House, Whitehall
Banqueting House, Whitehall
Banqueting House, Whitehall, Whitehall, Westminster, London, SW1A 2ER

17th century ornate building used for entertaining, designed by Inigo Jones, only remaining component of the Palace...Read more

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Dr Johnson's House
Dr Johnson's House
Dr Johnson's House, 17 Gough Square, London, EC4A 3DE

18th-century townhouse home of 18th-century English writer Samuel JohnsonRead more

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Spencer House, London
Spencer House
Spencer House, London, 27 Saint James's Place, London, SW1A 1NR

18th-century mansion with restored state rooms and gardenRead more

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Syon House
Syon House
Syon House, Syon Park, London, TW8 8JF

Family residence of the Duke of Northumberland, 18th-century house with interior by Robert Adam, collections of...Read more

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Charles Dickens Museum
Charles Dickens Museum
Charles Dickens Museum, 48 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2LX

Mid-19th century period house with original papers, furniture and items relating to author Charles DickensRead more

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Fenton House
Fenton House
Fenton House, Hampstead Grove, London, NW3 6SP

Operated by the National Trust, 17th century merchant's house, features collections of early keyboard instruments,...Read more

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Ham House
Ham House
Ham House, Ham Street, Surrey, TW10 7RS

Operated by the National Trust, 17th century grand house, fine interiors and historic gardens, collections of...Read more

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Hogarth's House
Hogarth's House
Hogarth's House, Great West Road, London, W4 2QN

Home of the 18th-century English artist William HogarthRead more

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Keats House
Keats House
Keats House, 10 Keats Grove, London, NW3 2RR

Early 19th century home of Romantic poet John KeatsRead more

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Clarence House
Clarence House
Clarence House, London, SW1A 1BA

Official residence of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of CornwallRead more

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Strawberry Hill House
Strawberry Hill
Strawberry Hill House, 268 Waldegrave Road, London, TW1 4ST

Gothic villa home of Horace WalpoleRead more

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Ranger's House
Ranger's House (Wernher Collection)
Ranger's House, Chesterfield Walk, London, SE10 8QX

Operated by English Heritage, Georgian villa with fine and decorative art collection, including silver and jewels,...Read more

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2 Willow Road
2 Willow RoadTop Pick
2 Willow Road, 2 Willow Road, Hampstead, London, NW3 1TH

Operated by the National Trust, modernist terrace house designed by Ernő Goldfinger, features a significant...Read more

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Benjamin Franklin House
Benjamin Franklin House
Benjamin Franklin House, 36 Craven Street, London, WC2N 5NF

18th-century house where Benjamin Franklin lived for 16 years, exhibits on his life, science activitiesRead more

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Carlyle's House
Carlyle's House
Carlyle's House, Carlyle's House, London, SW3

Operated by the National Trust, Victorian period townhouse home of historian and philosopher Thomas CarlyleRead more

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Jewel Tower
Jewel Tower
Jewel Tower, Abingdon Street, London, SW1P 3JX

Operated by English Heritage, one of only two surviving sections of the mediaeval royal Palace of Westminster,...Read more

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Freud Museum
Freud Museum
Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens, London, NW3 5SX

Home of Dr. Sigmund Freud, features his study, exhibits on his life and works, collection of Ancient Egyptian...Read more

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Kew Palace
Kew Palace
Kew Palace, London, TW9 3AE

Former royal palace located within the Kew GardensRead more

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Marble Hill House
Marble Hill House
Marble Hill House, Richmond Road, London, TW1 2NL

Operated by English Heritage, 18th century Palladian villa with Georgian interiorRead more

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Lambeth Palace
Lambeth Palace
Lambeth Palace, London, SE1 7JU

Tours of the official London residence of the Archbishop of CanterburyRead more

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Queen's Gallery
Queen's Gallery
Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1A 1AA

Exhibitions of items from the Royal Collection, located at Buckingham PalaceRead more

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Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA

Official London residence of the British monarch, public tours of the state rooms, includes Queen's Gallery and Royal...Read more

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Chiswick House
Chiswick House
Chiswick House, Chiswick House, London, W4

18th century neo-Palladian villa with large collection of art and furniture, gardensRead more

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Fulham Palace
Fulham Palace
Fulham Palace, Bishop's Avenue, London, SW6 6EA

Mediaeval former residence of the Bishop of London, also art galleryRead more

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Mansion House, London
Mansion House
Mansion House, London, Walbrook, London, EC4N 8BH

Guided tours of the public rooms of the official residence of the Lord Mayor of the City of London, includes city...Read more

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Sutton House, London
Sutton HouseTop Pick
Sutton House, London, 2 & 4 Homerton High Street, London, E9 6JQ

Operated by the National Trust, 16th century Tudor houseRead more

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Osterley Park
Osterley Park and HouseTop Pick
Osterley Park, Jersey Road, London, TW7 4RB

Operated by the National Trust, late 18th-century palace designed by Robert Adam, ornate interiors, gardensRead more

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575 Wandsworth Road
575 Wandsworth Road
575 Wandsworth Road, 575 Wandsworth Road, London, SW8 3JD

Operated by the National Trust, 18th century terrace house with interiors designed by Kenyan poet and civil...Read more

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7 Hammersmith Terrace
7 Hammersmith Terrace
7 Hammersmith Terrace, 7 Hammersmith Terrace, London, W6 9TS

Former home of Emery Walker, friend and mentor to William Morris, house features Arts and Crafts style interiorRead more

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Boston Manor House
Boston Manor House
Boston Manor House, Boston Manor House, London, TW8 9JX

17th century Jacobean manor houseRead more

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Danson House
Danson House
Danson House, London, DA6 8HL

18th century Georgian houseRead more

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Down House
Down House
Down House, Luxted Road, London, BR6 7JT

Operated by English Heritage, home of naturalist Charles Darwin where he wrote "On the Origin of Species"Read more

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Eastbury Manor House
Eastbury Manor House
Eastbury Manor House, Eastbury Manor House, London, IG11 9SN

Owned by the National Trust, 16th century Tudor gentry house, local history displaysRead more

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Eltham Palace
Eltham Palace
Eltham Palace, Court Yard, London, SE9 5QE

Operated by English Heritage, 1930s Art Deco house with mediaeval Great HallRead more

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Hall Place
Hall Place
Hall Place, Hall Place, London, DA5 1PQ

16th & 17th century former stately home, exhibits from the Bexley Museum's collections including art, social history,...Read more

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Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace, London, KT8 9AU

Former royal palace, King Henry VIII exhibition, Tudor kitchen, Tudor-period living history programmes, gardens, mazeRead more

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Handel House Museum
Handel House Museum
Handel House Museum, 25 Brook Street, London, W1K 4HB

18th century period townhouse, home of baroque composer George Frideric HandelRead more

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Little Holland House, Carshalton
Little Holland House
Little Holland House, Carshalton, 40 Beeches Avenue, London, SM5 3LW

Arts and Crafts home of the artist Frank Dickinson (1874–1961) with interior influenced by John Ruskin and William...Read more

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Pitzhanger Manor
Pitzhanger Manor
Pitzhanger Manor, Mattock Lane, London, W5 5EQ

Also known as PM Gallery and House, manor designed by architect John Soane with PM Gallery for contemporary art....Read more

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Kew Gardens
Queen Charlotte's Cottage
Kew Gardens, London, TW9 2AA

Located within the Kew Gardens, 18th century rustic country retreat built for Queen Charlotte, open seasonallyRead more

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Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge
Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge
Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge, 8 Ranger's Road, London, E4 7QH

Tudor hunting lodgeRead more

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Rainham Hall
Rainham Hall
Rainham Hall, Broadway, London, RM13 9YN

Operated by the National Trust, 18th-century Queen Anne houseRead more

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Red House (London)
Red House
Red House (London), Red House Lane, London, DA6 8JF

Operated by the National Trust, 19th-century house commissioned, created and lived in by William Morris, founder of...Read more

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Soseki Museum in London
Soseki Museum in London
Soseki Museum in London, 80 The Chase, London, SW4 0NG

London home of Japanese author Natsume Sōseki[18]Read more

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Southside House
Southside House
Southside House, 3-4 Woodhayes Road, London, SW19 4RJ

17th century period houseRead more

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Valentines Mansion
Valentines Mansion
Valentines Mansion, Emerson Road, London, IG1 4XA

Country house with recreated Victorian kitchen and Georgian rooms, contemporary art exhibits, 18th-century gardensRead more

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Blue Plaques in London

Mary Wollstonecraft Blue Plaque - Mary Wollstonecraft 1759 to 1797 Writer, teacher and champion of women's rights
Don Arden, Small Faces, Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane, And 3 Other - Impresario Don Arden and mod band "Small Faces" (Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane, Kenney Jones, Ian McLagan and Jimmy Winston) worked here 1965-1967
Gerald Du Maurier Blue Plaque - Sir Gerald du Maurier 1873-1934 actor manager lived here from 1916 until his death
Blue Plaque № 9659 - Highams Park Signal Box. Locally Listed building. Erected in 1925 by the London and North Eastern Railway Company and one of the few that survive on the Chingford line today. Saved from demolition in 2002 it is now leased to the Highams Park Signal Box Association
George Richmond Blue Plaque - George Richmond 1809-1896 painter lived here 1843-1896
Dietrich Bonhoeffer Blue Plaque - Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1906-1945 German Theologian, Christian martyr. Pastor, 1933-5, of St Paul's German Evangelical Reformed Church which stood on this site until 1941

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